The Euro 2016 runners-up and 2018 World Cup champions will try to add next year’s tournament title in their medal haul with France boss Didier Deschamps’ being careful in selecting his potential XI. As the reigning world champions, there is a real pressure on France to perform at Euro 2020. Here is the potential XI of the Les Bleus for the Euro 2020:
Tanguy Ndombele (Defensive midfield)
One of the France’s talented midfielders is Tottenham’s TanguyNdombele. However, he still has to prove himself to Deschampsas he was not part of the first team training last year during the qualifying period of Euro 2020 due to injury. He made his France debut in 2018 as a substitute and he did not disappoint. If given a chance next year, he may be a good addition to the first team.
Paul Pogba (Attacking midfield)
Despite poor performance and injury woes for the Red Devils in the Premier League this season, Paul Pogba remains one of the best midfielders in this generation. He left France during the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey last year due to foot problem. If he recovers and remains fit for next year’s tournament, his impressive talent in the midfield is needed in the team.
N’Golo Kante (Attacking midfield)
The same as Pogba’s situation, the Chelsea midfielder N’GoloKante was plagued by injury this season and last year during the qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra. However, the French Player of the Year for his performance in the 2018 World Cup, a first for a player from the Premier League in seven years, is undoubtedly a big help for France’s attacking support.
Kylian Mbappé (Right wing)
The Paris Saint-Germain talisman Kylian Mbappé will definitely have sure spot in the first team for France next year with his impressive performance this season despite the French top-flight season halted and later cancelled earlier than the usual. Mbappéis in the contention as the world’s best player if he remains fit and wins more international tournaments.
Antoine Griezmann (Left wing)
Despite the disappointing season of Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann had a pretty good performance in the team. Griezmann is regarded as one of Deschamps favourite player and if he stays fit until next year, he will for sure appear in the first time for France. Griezmann managed seven assists during Euro qualification and that number alone can bring him back to the same position for the main event.
Wissam Ben Yedder (Striker)
Ahead of both Kylian Mbappé and Neymar in Ligue 1’s scoring charts, AS Monaco striker Ben Yedder can be a goal-scoring machine for France if he makes it to the first team for next year. Yadder made his international debut last year during the Euro 2020 qualifier win against Andorra where he scored his first goal. He is a top choice in the position and will definitely nail it if given a chance for next year.